Fortnite's Season X has already received some hefty criticism after its release 2 weeks ago. Many found issue with the newly-introduced B.R.U.T.E mech, which has been viewed as overpowered. Epic have since adjusted the spawn rates for the B.R.U.T.E, but are now dealing with complaints regarding the newest pet in the shop:
Many drew similarities between Gunner and Bonesy, a dog which players could get by reaching tier 12 in the Season 6 Battle Pass. Bonesy was available in 3 colours, and his original Tan colouring makes him look almost exactly like Gunner. Redditor PhantomRacer32 noticed this similarity:
Gunner has arguably lighter fur, a logo on his bandana, differently coloured eyes, and seems to be wearing a yellow mask. These are the only apparent differences between the two, and Epic have since issued an apology.
While plenty of games have included questionably similar cosmetics, the issue here was that Gunner cost 1000 V-bucks, which, remarkably, is more than it costs to buy a Battle Pass.
This news comes after the recent backlash surrounding Apex Legends and the Bloodhound's heirloom set. Incredibly, players would essentially have to buy around £130 of loot boxes to get the set. While the community has been vocal about their anger on the Apex Legends subreddit, there still hasn't been an official response from Respawn or EA.
In the case of Gunner, however, Epic are backing down. Players who bought the pet will be refunded the full 1000 V-bucks along with an extra 200 V-bucks. Gunner has already been removed from the shop, and will soon be removed from Lockers.
Source: PC Gamer
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